What Are The Potential Penalties For Environmental Prosecutions?

Enforcement, penalties and prosecution related to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) range from warnings about the existence of violations to tickets, orders, injunctions and fines.

Historically, fines under the Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA) range from $5,000 to $6,000,000. Offences can also result in arrest without warrant, or the seizing or detainment of evidence associated with an offence. Convictions or indictments under the CEPA can result in imprisonment up to three years.


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